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Training takes centre stage

IBI News
Thursday, 25 June 2020

NZ Marine Industry Association continues to be a beacon when it comes to training and apprenticeship programmes with a total of 460 apprentices currently being trained through 210 employers throughout New Zealand. In November last year The NZ Marine and Composites apprenticeship training programme won the ‘Best Apprenticeship or Trainee Scheme’ award sponsored by Marine Resources, in the annual Boat Builder Awards, held in association with Raymarine.

The Awards, headline sponsored by Raymarine and held during METSTRADE in Amsterdam in November, have become an industry benchmark for recognising and rewarding industry innovation.

A year on and NZ Marine training programme continues to go from strength to strength according to NZ Marine Industry Association executive director Peter Busfield: ”The NZMarine and Composites apprenticeship training in NZ has continued its popularity, with additional employers, new apprentices and school leavers taking up apprenticeships in New Zealand’s marine industry since we won the ’Best apprenticeship/training scheme’ award at the Boat Builder Awards in Amsterdam in 2019,” Busfield told IBI.

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